Yuri Kochiyama, On Knowing Malcolm In Harlem (videos)

she amlcolmYuri Kochiyama, who lived in Harlem for 40 years and worked with Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik el Shabazz). Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What is BLACKISH?

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By Earth Watts-Hicks

What is BLACKISH? In my opinion it is an updated “spin” on the black experience, i.e. from an old school militant (Fishburne) to integration, assimilation, and white-washing of culture (small children) to breaking through the glass ceiling only to be token representive of our race as a brand (Anderson).

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Harlem Congressman Rangel Celebrates NAACP Founder’s Day And Black History Month

charles rangelBy Congressman Charles B. Rangel

Black History Month is time to recognize the Black experience as an integral part of American history. As one of the founding Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, I was very happy to celebrate when President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized the Black History Month in 1976. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad on WNYC

Dr. Khalil Gibran MuhammadToday on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the conditions of Black America by looking at statistics. Continue Reading →

“The Black Star Steamship Line,” At The Harlem Pier

BLACK_STAR_LINERThe shining star of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA movement offices were located at 54-56 West 135th Street was the Black Star Steamship Line, Inc., from 1919 to 1922 (pictured above on the Harlem Pier). Continue Reading →

“Supermodel” By Marella “Eliza B” (Spoken Word)

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Was
Hanging around the way the other day
And someone had to say
“Hey! Are you a model?”
And I’m thinking to myself
“Hell Yeah”
But I never been on a cover of a magazine
Although I have been called beauty queen
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Black Churches Have Collected $420 Billion?

churchLiveSteez research shows that Black churches, in aggregate, have collected more than $420 billion in tithes and donations since 1980. With a Senate investigation into the finances of several mega churches underway, the “Prosperity Movement” has been the target of mounting criticism from inside and outside the Black Church. Specifically, the affluent ministries of The Reverend Creflo Dollar, Bishop Eddie Long and others have drawn the attention – and ire – of some clergy and laypeople alike.

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